1981 WG1. Discovered 1981 Nov. 24 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Walter H. Haas of Las Cruces, New Mexico, founder and director, from 1947 until 1985, of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers. His leadership resulted in the evolution of A.L.P.O. into a respected organization dedicated to observing solar-system objects. Through the example set by his meticulous observations and his correspondence with members around the world he is responsible for launching the careers of many solar-system students. (M 14633)

Name suggested and citation provided by D. Levy.

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